Russia has condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range missile calling it a serious blow to security in the region
"It is obvious that such actions lead to a serious aggravation of the situation on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia on the whole...(and) inflict serious damage to the security of the countries of the region, first and foremost North Korea itself," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The ministry urged the leadership of North Korea to "think about whether a policy of opposing the entire international community meets the interests of the country."
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